• The material manipulation within my art practice continue to evolve as I explore ways to depict the emotive expression encountered in the transitional spaces between life's push and pull.

Artist statement
Karen Benton is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Sydney. Her process-led practice involves manipulating material to embody the emotions experienced in challenging transitional spaces. 

education
2018 Bachelor Visual Arts Honours (Class 1), University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts 

employment
Art Creative, Australian Leisure Media, Sydney

recent exhibitions
2021 
‘FRACAS’, Group Exhibition, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, NSW
‘Material Manoeuvres’, Group Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney ,NSW 
2020 
Open to Uncertainty’, Solo Exhibition, Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne. VIC
Metamorphosis’, Online Group Exhibition, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Group Exhibition, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
2019
Ambiguity of Spaces Between’, Collaboration, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Not Just a Hobby’, Group Show, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
‘Large Sculptural Show’ Group Exhibition, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
2018
SCA Graduate Showcase, Verge Gallery Sydney University, Sydney, NSW
Sydney College of the Arts Honours Graduate Show, Sydney, NSW
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
‘The Space In Between’, Solo Exhibition, Art Space on the Concourse Chatswood, NSW
2017
Sydney College of the Arts Graduate Show
‘Conceal’ Solo Exhibition, Dedspace, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW
‘In Between’ Group Exhibition, ShortSpace, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, NSW
‘Exposed’ Solo Exhibition, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
Annual Group Show, Factory 49, Marrickville, NSW
2015
'Urbstraction' Solo Exhibition, South Yarra Arthouse, Melbourne, ViC

awards
2018 University of Sydney Honours Scholarship
2017 and 2018 University of Sydney Dean’s Prize